Officer Decisions

Officers exercise delegated decision making powers in respect of both non-executive and executive functions of the Council.

The present Scheme of Delegation from the Leader of the Council, which sets out how executive functions will be discharged, provides for delegated decision making by officers. Appendix 9 of the Constitution sets out the non-executive functions delegated to officers. All executive functions, other than those reserved by Cabinet, may be discharged by officers.

The Chief Executive and Strategic Directors of the Council have established their own sub-schemes of delegation detailing which and how both non-executive and executive functions will be discharged on behalf of the authority.

Decision records for the discharge of functions by officers are published below. These decision records set out the following information:-

Use the below search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by Council officers.

Officer Decisions

01/10/2021 - (ACX) Extension of partnership agreement with Migration Yorkshire ref: 1236    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive

Decision published: 14/10/2021

Effective from: 01/10/2021

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

 

1 October 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Jo Brown, Assistant Chief Executive

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Nonspecific

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

That the existing partnership agreement with Migration Yorkshire be extended to include the provision of ‘wraparound’ support to Afghan guests in bridging accommodation.

 

Following the urgent evacuation of Afghan nationals following the fall of the country to the Taliban, emergency ‘bridging accommodation’ was set up in hotels across the UK, including a hotel in Rotherham.

 

Rotherham Council has an existing Partnership Agreement with Migration Yorkshire, following the Cabinet decision on 26 May 2016 to participate in the Vulnerable People’s Resettlement Scheme (VPRS). Under this arrangement, support is provided by the Refugee Council to those people resettled in Rotherham under the relevant programme. An extension was agreed to the arrangement in 2019, when RMBC agreed to take additional families under the VPRS.

 

The existing partnership arrangements will be extended to provide wraparound support for Afghan guest in bridging accommodation.

 

The wraparound support will be provided for a six-month period, with a break clause inserted after three months should the hotel no longer be in use. Should guests still be accommodated after three months, monthly reviews will be scheduled thereafter, to assess numbers with the fees amended proportionately.

 

Funding options have been explored with Finance Officers and there are sufficient funds in the Home Office funding allocation to support an extension to the existing agreement. Assurance has been given that mitigations are in place to minimise financial risks should hotel use cease prematurely.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

To ensure that appropriate wraparound support is provided to Afghan guests.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

The alternative option to continue the use of existing RMBC staff to provide wraparound support was rejected as it created thus approach created pressure on the delivery of other services as roles could not be backfilled. Council staff also to do not have access to the range of specialist support available through existing partnership arrangements.

 

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

 

N/A

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

N/A

 

Reports or parts of reports considered

 

17.09.21 Letter from Sean Palmer – Home Office re. Bridging Accommodation

Record of Delegated Decision; 5 April 2019

Cabinet Report from 26th May 2016

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision to

 

Signed by the Decision Maker  

 

 

Dated:          8 October 2021

 

Name:          Jo Brown

Job Title:     Assistant Chief Executive

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jo Brown


28/04/2021 - Transportation of Children, Young People and Adults - Exemption to extend the procurement framework ref: 1233    Recommendations Approved

The existing procurement contract expired on 30.04.2021 and no application to extend the contract by way of an exemption has been processed to date. To allow sufficient time to consult with external transport providers, parents/carers of the children and apply the appropriate procurement process, a realistic timescale for renewal is September 2022.

 

In the interim, without an exemption, there is risk that existing provision and commitment/loyalty will be withdrawn, as operators seek more definite work or we may be subject to demands for increased rates, thus presenting a financial implication.

 

Any impact to existing provision, could also mean a risk to the safeguarding standards in place, as operators would not be accountable under the terms and conditions of engagement.

 

By granting this exemption, it allows the necessary timeframe to secure the existing provision, scope out the renewal programme, consider learnings from previous implementation and options for alternative procurement frameworks and ensure the stakeholders feel engaged and adequately consulted.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 14/10/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021

Decision:

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

28 April 2021 

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Paul Woodcock, Strategic Director – Regeneration and Environment

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Non-specific

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

That the request to grant an exemption to extend the procurement framework in relation for the contracts for Transportation of Children, Young People and Adults, be approved.

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

The existing procurement contract expired on 30 April 2021 and no application to extend the contract by way of an exemption had been processed to date. In order to allow sufficient time to consult with external transport providers, parents/carers of the children and apply the appropriate procurement process, a realistic timescale for renewal is September 2022.

 

The granting of the exemption allows the necessary timeframe to secure the existing provision, scope out the renewal programme, consider learnings from previous implementation and options for alternative procurement frameworks and ensure the stakeholders feel engaged and adequately consulted.

 

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

The alternative option of not granting an exemption was rejected as in the interim, without an exemption, there was a risk that existing provision and commitment/loyalty would be withdrawn, as operators sought more definite work there would be a risk that the Council may be subject to demands for increased rates for services in the future.

 

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

None

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

None

Reports or parts of reports considered

Exemption Request Form - ERF000212-20

 

I certify that this is a true record of executive decision regarding request to grant an exemption to extend the procurement framework in relation for the contracts for Transportation of Children, Young People and Adults

 

Signed by the Decision Maker: 

 

Paul Woodcock

 

 

Dated:        28 April 2021

Name:        Paul Woodcock                 

Job Title:   Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Mudford


11/06/2021 - (R&E) Proposed 7.5 tonne Environmental weight restriction on various roads in the Kmberworth area ref: 1237    Recommendations Approved

1.1 To undertake consultation with local Ward Member, Cabinet Member and statutory bodies such as the emergency services; 1.2 To advertise the proposal in the local press and on street inviting representation from the public and, 1.3 Make the traffic regulation orders, subject to no objections being received.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 13/10/2021

Effective from: 11/06/2021

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

 

11 June 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Simon Moss (Assistant Director – Planning, Regeneration and Transport)

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Non-specific

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

That the proposals shown on drawing number 126/47/TT23, as attached to officer’s report, be approved in principle.

 

That the usual statutory consultations to be undertaken.

 

That the Assistant Director of Legal Services prepare the draft order and notices.

 

That the proposals to be advertised.

 

That the order be made subject to there being no objections received.

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

To enable the processes required to implement to proposed 7.5 tonne Environmental weight restriction on various roads in the Kimberworth area

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

NA

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision-making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

NA

Background Papers:

 

The report of the Assistant Director, Planning, Regeneration & Transport - Proposed 7.5 tonne Environmental weight restriction on various roads in the Kimberworth area.

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision relating to the implementation of proposed 7.5 tonne Environmental weight restrictions on various roads in the Kimberworth area

 

Signed by the Decision Maker

        

Dated: 11 June  2021

 

Name: Simon Moss                                       

Job Title: Assistant Director, Planning, Regeneration & Transport

Wards affected: Rotherham West;

Lead officer: Simon Quarta


06/10/2021 - (FCS) Request for Compulsory Redundancy - ERP0205 ref: 1234    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 06/10/2021

Decision:

 

 

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

6 October 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance and Customer Services

 

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

 

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to request ERP0205 for the compulsory redundancy of an employee in the Children’s and Young People’s Directorate

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The service where the individual was employed had restructured resulting in the loss of a post and the employee had not been successful in being redeployed. 

 

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

Redeployment options had been explored and no suitable alternative post found.

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision-making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to the compulsory redundancy of an employee in the Children’s and Young People’s Directorate

 

Signed by the Decision Maker

 

                                   

 

Dated         8October 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger                              

Job Title:   Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services, S151 Officer

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


06/10/2021 - (FCS) Request for Flexible Retirement - ERP0204 ref: 1235    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 11/10/2021

Effective from: 06/10/2021

Decision:

 

 

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

6 October 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance and Customer Services

 

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

 

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to request ERP0204 for a flexible retirement in the Children & Young People’s Directorate

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The employing service had considered service delivery implications and was supportive of the request.  There was no cost associated with granting the early release of pension entitlements.

 

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision-making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to a request for flexible retirement in the Children and Young People’s Directorate

 

Signed by the Decision Maker

 

                                   

 

Dated         8October 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger                              

Job Title:   Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services, S151 Officer

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


19/08/2021 - (FCS) ICT Data Network Infrastructure Refresh ref: 1220    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 08/10/2021

Effective from: 19/08/2021

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

 

11 August 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Luke Sayers, Assistant Director – Customer, Information and Digital Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Non-specific

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

To award a contract through the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation procurement framework to CAE Technology Services for the supply, installation and support of network hardware, licensing, support and professional services to replace the Council’s end-of-life networking infrastructure.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

The Council only received one tender submission from CAE Technology Services.

 

The Council sourced a suitable Cisco gold accredited partner that can meet and deliver the Councils specified requirements.

 

The Council has achieved a social value commitment of £10,050.84 from the successful bidder.  The bidder will contribute to NT16 – equipment or resources donated to VCSEs (£ equivalent value).

 

Because of the above reasons the Council made the decision to award the contract to CAE Technology Services on 19 August 2021. 

 

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

The alternative option of using an alternative configuration and hardware manufacturer was   rejected on the grounds of cost and inhouse expertise/knowledge.

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

No conflict of interest

Background Papers:

N/A

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to Virtual Compute Platform Reseller.

 

Signed by the Decision Maker:                       

 

Dated:         4 October 2021

 

Name:        Luke Sayers              

 

Job Title: Assistant Director – Customer, Information & Digital Services

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Luke Sayers


28/01/2021 - (R&E) Town Deal: Submission of the Town Investment Plan ref: 1225    Recommendations Approved

The Town Deal is an MHCLG led programme bringing capital funds to 101 towns across the country. Rotherham has been given the opportunity to bid for between £25 and £50m through the submission of a Town Investment Plan. Rotherham’s Town Investment Plan will be submitted on the 29th January 2021.

 

This report will seek to exercise the delegated authority, approved at Cabinet on the 19th October 2020 that the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy and the S.151 Officer, agree the final content and submit the Town Investment Plan and subsequently to agree the Town Deal Heads of Terms.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 08/10/2021

Effective from: 28/01/2021

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

28 January 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Paul Woodcock. Strategic Director, Regeneration & Environment

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Cabinet Minute No.64 2020/21.

 

That delegated authority be given to the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy and the Section 151 Officer, to agree the final content and submit the Town Investment Plan and subsequently to agree the Town Deal Heads of Terms.

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

That the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy and the S.151 Officer agrees the submission of the Town Deal Investment Plan to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government by 29 January 2021.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

To enable the submission of the Town Deal Investment Plan to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government by the required deadline.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

Alternative options had been considered at the meeting of Cabinet on 19 October 2020.

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

N/A

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

N/A

 

Reports or parts of reports considered

The report of the Strategic Director – Regeneration and Environment - Town Deal: Town Investment Plan Submission

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision regarding the submission of the Town Deal Investment Plan to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

 

 

 

Signed by the Decision Maker

 

       

Dated: 28 January 2021              

Name: Paul Woodcock                        

Job Title: Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment

 

 

Wards affected: Boston Castle; Rotherham East; Rotherham West;

Lead officer: Paul Woodcock


29/09/2021 - (R&E) Strategic Management and Maintenance of Rotherham’s Highways – To update the Indicative Highway Repair Programme 2021/22, following consultation with Ward Councillors ref: 1222    Recommendations Approved

To agree to include at least one suggested by each local Councillor in the Indicative Highway Repair Programme 2021/22.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 08/10/2021

Effective from: 29/09/2021

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

29 September 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Paul Woodcock. Strategic Director, Regeneration and Environment

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Nonspecific

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

That the inclusion of the roads suggested by local Councillors, as detailed in Appendix 2 of the officers report, be included in the current indicative Highway Repair Programme.

Reasons for the Decision:

To honour the Council’s commitment to include a minimum of one street that had been suggested by each local Councillor in the Highway Repair Programme.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

The alternative option of not including a minimum of one street that had been suggested by each local Councillor in the Highway Repair Programme was not recommended as it would not honour the Council’s commitment to do so.

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

None

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

None

Reports or parts of reports considered

The report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment - Strategic Management and Maintenance of Highways

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision regarding the inclusion of the roads suggested by local Councillorsin the current indicative Highway Repair Programme.

                                                       

 

Signed by the Decision Maker

 

Paul Woodcock

       

Dated: 29 September 2021              

Name: Paul Woodcock                        

Job Title: Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Colin Knight


01/10/2021 - (R&E) Forge Island Delivery ref: 1221    Recommendations Approved

Agreements to allow the Council’s development partner to fund design costs and bring forward the next stage of development involving the commissioning of detailed technical design to the point of tendering the works and awarding a construction contract.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 08/10/2021

Effective from: 01/10/2021

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

1 October 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Paul Woodcock. Strategic Director, Regeneration and Environment

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Nonspecific

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

That the Council instructs Muse development Ltd to commence detailed technical design of the Forge Island Leisure Scheme immediately on the basis that, should the Council decide not to progress with the scheme for any reason, Muse is indemnified against its abortive costs.

Reasons for the Decision:

To enable the next stage of the processes involved in the delivery of the Forge Island Leisure Scheme.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

The alternative option to continue with marketing activity to food and beverage operators, but to place detailed design on hold until heads of terms are agreed with occupiers was rejected as it was considered likely to be a longer route to delivering a start on site. This alternative option would have delayed the completion and opening of the scheme and, in the short term, would not have maximised the opportunity the scheme has to build on the current momentum in the market gained through the recent pre-letting announcements.

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

None

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

None

Reports or parts of reports considered

The report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment - Forge Island Delivery

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision regarding the instruction of Muse development Ltd to commence detailed technical design of the Forge Island Leisure Scheme.

 

 

Signed by the Decision Maker

 

Paul Woodcock

       

Dated: 1 October 2021              

Name: Paul Woodcock                        

Job Title: Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment

 

 

Wards affected: Boston Castle;

Lead officer: Tim O'Connell


07/10/2021 - (R&E) Neighbourhood Planning: Neighbourhood Area Application from Firbeck Parish Council ref: 1223    Recommendations Approved

To approve the neighbourhood area application from Firbeck Parish Council as the relevant neighbourhood planning body.

 

To designate Firbeck Parish as a Neighbourhood Area.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 08/10/2021

Effective from: 07/10/2021

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

 

7 October 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Simon Moss (Assistant Director – Planning, Regeneration and Transport)

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Non-specific

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

1.    That the neighbourhood area application submitted by Firbeck Parish Council, as the relevant neighbourhood planning body, be approved.

 

2.    That Firbeck Parish be designated as a Neighbourhood Area.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

To enable the processes to enable the designation of Firbeck Parish as a Neighbourhood Area.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

Applications for neighbourhood plans are subject to a prescriptive process set out in central Government regulations. In this case, where a parish/town council applies for the whole of the area of the parish to be designated as a neighbourhood area, the local planning authority must designate the whole of the area applied for. As such, there were no other options to consider.

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision-making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

Reports or parts of reports considered

 

The report of the Assistant Director, Planning, Regeneration & Transport - Neighbourhood Planning: Neighbourhood Area Application from Firbeck Parish Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision relating to the designation of Firbeck Parish as a Neighbourhood Area.

 

Signed by the Decision Maker

        

Dated: 7 October 2021

 

Name: Simon Moss                                       

Job Title: Assistant Director, Planning, Regeneration & Transport

 

 

Wards affected: Dinnington;

Lead officer: Rachel Overfield


20/07/2021 - (FCS) Request for Flexible Retirement - ERP0199 ref: 1232    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

 

 

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

20 July 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to request ERP0199 for a flexible retirement in the Regeneration & Environment Directorate

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The employing service had considered service delivery implications and was supportive of the request.  There was no cost associated with granting the early release of pension entitlements.

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to a flexible retirement request in the Regeneration and Environment Directorate

 

 

Signed by the Decision Maker                                 

Dated         6October 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger                              

Job Title:   Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services, S151 Officer

 

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


31/08/2021 - (FCS) Request for Flexible Retirement - ERP0203 ref: 1231    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 31/08/2021

Decision:

 

 

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

31 August 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to request ERP0203 for a flexible retirement in the Finance & Customer Services Directorate

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The employing service had considered service delivery implications and was supportive of the requests.  There was no cost associated with granting the early release of pension entitlements.

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to a request for a flexible retirement in the Finance and Customer Services Directorate

 

Signed by the Decision Maker

 

                            

Dated         6October 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger                              

Job Title:   Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services, S151 Officer

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


31/08/2021 - (FCS) Request for Flexible Retirement - ERP0202 ref: 1230    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 31/08/2021

Decision:

 

 

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

31 August 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to request ERP0202 for a flexible retirement in the Assistant Chief Executive’s Directorate

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The employing service had considered service delivery implications and was supportive of the requests.  There was no cost associated with granting the early release of pension entitlements.

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to a request for a flexible retirement in the Assistant Chief Executive’s Directorate

 

 

 

Signed by the Decision Maker                                 

Dated         6October 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger                              

Job Title:   Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services, S151 Officer

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


31/08/2021 - (FCS) Request for Flexible Retirement - ERP0201 ref: 1229    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 31/08/2021

Decision:

 

 

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

31 August 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to request ERP0201 for a flexible retirement in the Adult Care, Housing and Public Health Directorate

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The employing service had considered service delivery implications and was supportive of the requests.  The small cost associated with granting the early release of pension entitlements was less than the savings generated.

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to a request for flexible retirement in the Adult Care, Housing and Public Health Directorate.

 

 

Signed by the Decision Maker                                 

Dated         6October 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger                              

Job Title:   Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services, S151 Officer

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


31/08/2021 - (FCS) Request for Flexible Retirement - ERP0200 ref: 1228    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 31/08/2021

Decision:

 

 

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

31 August 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to request ERP0200 for a flexible retirement in the Adult Care, Housing and Public Health Directorate

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The employing service had considered service delivery implications and was supportive of the requests.  There was no cost associated with granting the early release of pension entitlements.

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to a request for flexible retirement in the Adult Care, Housing and Public Health Directorate.

 

Signed by the Decision Maker

 

                             

 

Dated         6October 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger                              

Job Title:   Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services, S151 Officer

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


20/07/2021 - (FCS) Request for Flexible Retirement - ERP0198 ref: 1227    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

 

 

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

20 July 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to request ERP0198 for a flexible retirement in the Regeneration & Environment Directorate

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

The employing service had considered service delivery implications and was supportive of the request.  There was no cost associated with granting the early release of pension entitlements.

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to a request for flexible retirement in the Regeneration and Environment Directorate

 

 

Signed by the Decision Maker  

                    

Dated         6October 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger                              

Job Title:   Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services, S151 Officer

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


20/07/2021 - (FCS) Request for Compulsory Redundancy - ERP0197 ref: 1226    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

 

 

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER NON-EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date Of Decision:

 

20 July 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Judith Badger

Section 151 Officer

Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Appendix 9 of the Constitution (Responsibility for Functions) – Delegation to the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services to determine requests for early release and flexible retirement, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval was given to request ERP0197 for the compulsory redundancy of an employee in the Children’s and Young People’s Directorate

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

 

It was not financially viable to continue offering the service where the individual was employed and the employee had not been successful in being redeployed. 

 

Details of Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

Redeployment options had been explored and no suitable alternative post found.

Where the decision is made under specific delegation from a decision making body, the names of any member of the relevant body who has declared a conflict of interest in relation to the decision and name of the body granting the specific delegation and the date when it did so:

 

None

Background Papers:

 

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the decision in relation to the compulsory redundancy of an employee in the Children’s and Young People’s Directorate

 

Signed by the Decision Maker  

 

                           

 

Dated         6 October 2021

 

Name:        Judith Badger                              

Job Title:   Strategic Director Finance & Customer Services, S151 Officer

 

 

Lead officer: Judith Badger


19/08/2021 - (CYPS) Elective Home Education Policy - Update ref: 1219    Recommendations Approved

To approve the revised Elective Home Education Policy in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services based on the associated report and revised policy.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Children and Young People's Services

Decision published: 05/10/2021

Effective from: 19/08/2021

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date of Decision:

 

19 August 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Suzanne Joyner - Strategic Director, Children and Young People Services.

 

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Non-specific.

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

That the revised Elective Home Education Policy be approved. 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

To refresh the Council’s Elective Home Education Policy in order to reflect the latest Department for Education guidance regarding Elective Home Education.

 

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

The alternative option to retain the 2017 policy was not recommended as the policy did not reflect current DfE guidance.

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

No conflicts of interest declared.

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

N/A

Reports or parts of reports considered

 

The report of the Head of Service – Access to Education - Refresh of the Elective Home Education Policy 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision in relation to the approval of the revised Elective Home Education Policy.

 

 

Signed by the Decision Maker                                     Dated: 19 August 2021

 

 

Name:  Suzanne Joyner   

 

                    

 

Job Title: Strategic Director of Children and Young People Services

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dean Fenton